Posts from ‘May, 2009’

No Brain Left Behind

Have you experienced mental power that bubbles over in circles where no brain is left behind? Interactive sessions where creativity trumps criticism, and diversity’s the handmaiden of dignity and innovative virtue? The jury is still out on why some people are  smarter. Most  agree though, that brilliant solutions tend to flow from pools just outside […]

Death of Education – Dawn of Learning

The mark of a successful secondary school is motivated teens achieving at the peaks. Does it happen in your community? This summer launches Rochester’s first MITA Brain Institute – custom designed for secondary faculty, and poised to reconfigure learning – with the brain in mind. Participants will create curriculum together to jumpstart teen brains for […]

Brain Parts Promote or Stomp out Change

Take advantage of recent neuro-discoveries and that illusive growth you’re looking for tends to follow far faster. Have you seen it happen? Think of plasticity as the brains ability to change itself, based on what we do. Think of chemicals such as dopamine as the risk-taking adrenalin that moves us to act on what will […]

If Your Work Suddenly Shut Down …

It’s finally come – 5000 failed school may soon be closing as President Obama favors renewal and new opportunities for all learners. Hopefully, the shut down will result in secondary schools and universities who rebuild with brains in mind. This radical upheaval raises a larger question though. If your workplace were shut down for failed […]

Secondary and University with Brains in Mind

Read vision statements  that affirm  secondary and university renewal, and you’ll spot innovative learning opportunities for all. Observe classes in these same schools, though, and practical results appear far less impressive. Have you noticed that a school’s intent, and its classroom practices too often differ when it comes to renewed learning and assessment opportunities for […]

Living Angel or Devil Parts of Brain?

It’s now believed that you have both angel and devil brain parts and these two forces stay in consistent battle for your actions. Do you agree? Researchers looked at activity in the brain for healthy and unhealthy food choices and what they found may surprise you. Angel brain parts help people to consider abstract decisions […]

Gaining Access to Stir Renewal

Innovative leaders voice concern about tired traditions that stunt growth. They cite tenured workers who protect personal turf rather than jumpstart brainpower for productivity. No question – mind-bending renewal is halted by closed door policies in stagnant organizations.  Luckily, it’s also true that neuro discoveries increasingly arouse slumbering minds and hold out hope. Sadly, Hebbian […]

Parents’ Brains Belong at Secondary School

Surveys show that few parents of teens see any incentives to enter secondary schools, and yet LA’s worst school reached out to parents and became the best.  It turns out that many absentee adults disliked high school as their teens do, and tell you that not much changed since – regarding secondary school failure. Interestingly,  […]

Change Your Brain

Headsets are soon coming out that enable people to control technology with electrical signals that come from firing your brain’s neurons. Imagine a helmet that works a keyboard or that operates software programs – simply because you think into a mind reading gismo, and you have seen the latest invention. No longer do mind-bending operations […]

Renew with the Brain in Mind

Each step to renew your workplace ethically and with the brain in mind – casts lights on mental barriers that prevent change in stagnant organizations. How so? To rethink old approaches is also to take a stand against Hebbian hardwired thought that defaults back to ruts and routines. To upgrade motivation and achievement at secondary […]

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